The garden overlooking Myrtle Hill at the river confluence provides a place of beauty and serenity. The landscape plan echoes the allure of Rome’s seven hills and three rivers. Seven berms represent the seven hills: Myrtle, Mount Aventine, Old Shorter Hill, Clock Tower, Lumpkin, Blossom and Jackson. Winding pebbled paths represent the three rivers: Oostanaula, Etowah, and the Coosa. Landscape artist, John Schultz brings his 30+ years of design experience to create this place of meditation and serenity for all to enjoy.
The Myrtle Hill-Oak Hill Memorial Association in conjunction with Rome Federated Garden Clubs dedicated the Meditation Garden at Myrtle Hill Cemetery on Friday, October 14, 2016.
The garden is located on the lower entrance to Myrtle Hill Cemetery and to the upper right of the Mausoleum on Branham Avenue. Park at the mausoleum or the Kingfisher trail head parking lot and walk up. There is also an access road to drive up to the garden. The garden is free and open to the public.
Learn more about the Meditation Garden from the creator himself, visit John Schulz’ blog.